The show itself went down really well and it was busy throughout the convention. Here’s a great selection of pics from the show, the convention, and the artwork that was on display – total quality!
Over the Xmas break, some of the artists that paint with the street art project we’ve been sponsoring, ReVurt, got together to paint the newly minted 3 Monkeys bar on Chapel Street in Prahran. Rad11, Max Well, Heesco, Pierre Lloga, Jack Douglas, ExRobot and Facter painted both the interior and outside courtyard of the bar, and had a pretty fun day of it! With so many different styles between all of the artists, it was great to see the collaboration all come together at the end of the day, and thanks to the 3 Monkeys crew!
Check out some of the photos below.
If you have any photos from exhibitions, paintups, studios or other projects, please feel free to send them to us for our Snapshots section.
What better way to start off the New Year than with a massive bulkload of great artists from across Australia, all wrapped up neatly in a sunny locale, surrounded by some of the best Australian and international tattoo artists?
Well, that’s what Surf’n’Ink promises and the accompanying exhibition, Underway is the Only Way, curated by Jianna Lucia and Maria Fina, is one of the first big group shows of the year – and it looks pretty damn cool.
"Park yourself in the urban environment of the Gold Coast, surround yourself with bright coloured exotic fish, coral reef sand beaches dotted with calypso coconut palm trees – then mix this with grass huts plastered with graffiti, and mermaids covered with tattoos and you have the perfect location for the Underway Is The Only Way art exhibition.
As a part of Surf’n’Ink Tattoo Convention on the Gold Coast, Underway is the Only Way is an art exhibition which will be showcasing artworks inspired from a range of grungy urban underbelly arts scenes spanning from the tattoo parlour, to grimey alley way street art, through to prestigious design, homebound Illustration, crazy paintings and rather fine art."
It’s summer, biatches, and you know there aint nothing better that tatts, surf, ink and great art (we’d throw in a few beers there just for good measure) - if you’re in the area, head down and check it all out.
Who: Rebecca Murphy, Sarah Beetson, Jack Douglas, Mishap, Tommi Arm, Rachee Renee, SEARious Jones, Braidy Hughes, Deb, Qwux, Kasino, Mel Stringer, Guz, John Warner, Faust, Poise, Skallywag, Emily Slade, Gwan (Gary Was A Ninja), Makatron, Phibs, Mayonaise, Pierre Lloga, Jasper Killick, Amanda Cain, Matt Cunnington, Conrad Bizjak, Michael Mantis, Jemproduce, Paul Parker, Jennifer Mehigan, Facter, ExRobot, Chris Hancock, Tim Rix, Kuba Fiedorwicz, Jianna Lucia, Maria Finna
What: Underway Is The Only Way Exhibition
Where: Surf’n’Ink convention, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast
When: Friday 13th January to Sunday 15th January, 2012
The Yellow Sunshine event will be held on this coming Saturday, and it looks to be a feast of music and art on a pretty grand scale. A couple of artists from Rival Revolution studios and some of our friends and others will be in attendance, painting, playing and drawing up a storm as the beats filter through.
“Ceres is a Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek. It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.”
This free Art Space, which is the first stop on festival arrival, incorporates live arts and music plus interactive adventure and installations, all amongst the outdoor freedom that is Ceres.
With a multitude of established and emerging street artists painting live, DJ’s pumping out tasty beats, kooky Carnival games and a pop-up gallery ta-boot there is heaps of fresh free fun for all.
Artists include: The Airbrush and acrylic Andrew Sieker, Mixed Medium Jianna Lucia, mixed media Mishke, illustrator, cartoonist, psychedelic Essig, freelance designer and illustrator Misprint, self taught digital Jemproduce, independent under-ground Amordios G-Smyth, mixed media James Flaxman, minimal muralist and screen-printer Max Well, Aerosol Acylic and Stencil ExRobot, and Psychedelic fine art Kuba Fiedorowicz.
Music provided by Techno/Minimal/Techhouse DJ and Producers: Steph Yeah, Starma (Hesperia), Craig James, Royce, Toby and Pete.”
If you like your beats, and love your art, what better way to spend a Saturday?
Who: ExRobot, Andrew Sieker, Jianna Lucia, Mishke, Essig, Misprint, Jemproduce, Amordios G-Smyth, James Flaxman, Kuba Fiedorowicz, Max Well.
What: Yellow Sunshine festival Arts Precinct
Where: CERES Environment Park, Brunswick East
When: From 2pm, Saturday 10th December 2011
Check out the Yellow Sunshine website for more information.
Having produced a unique collection of portraiture, Fletcher delves into a combination of influences that have driven his creative passions for over twenty years – science fiction, arthouse films, street art and technology. Combining an inimitable illustrative style with visages of natural beauty, the images within Angels See In Sepia depict returned angels of the Singularity, and their restoration to mortality after having relinquished their transhuman, digital heaven. From a universe of plenty, to a world of raw, unedited emotion, they are freed from the “shackles of immortality” to face a long forgotten "natural” world; one far removed from of their solipsistic experiences.
As the culmination of years of exploring these themes within his writing and art, the works within Angels See In Sepia are an experiment in the combination of hand drawn, illustrated imagery, and digital realism. The results of this process is a unique, mixed media collection of works that attempts to bridge the past, present and future of both art, as well our technologically evolving humanity."
The crew here at Invurt are really proud of our ‘art father’. We support Fletch as to he strives to continuously produce his art, incredibly, amongst all the stuff he does both here on the website, as well as on the many projects he has been working on, and we hope you will to. Word is, that there will also be some special guests doing some collaborative pieces with him for the show, bonus!
So come celebrate all things Angelic, all things Sepia, all things Spring time, and, also importantly, hot chicks! Now that’s what I’m talkin about, be there!
Who: Fletcher Andersen (Facter) .. with special guest remixes from Nicole Tattersall, Heesco, Jack Douglas, E.L.K, Pierre Lloga, Jianna Lucia, ExRobot, Mishke, Ed Bechervaise, Conrad Bizjak and Phoenix.
What: Angels See In Sepia – Solo Show
Where: Rancho Notorious – Upstairs from 1000 Pound Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne (enter via Heape Crt Laneway on the opening night)
When: Opening night Thursday 13th October 6pm. Show runs til 25th October 2011
Lots of great images from around the web this week, from exhibitions to live art and everything in between – enjoy this weeks snapshots from around Oz and NZ …
Quite a few pics on Dean Sunshines blog this week from last weekends Brunswick Show at Donkey Wheelhouse!
Go over to Deans website for more pics from the show …
Kailtin Beckett @ BSG
We loved these images of Kailtin Becketts work at the Folk Art show at Brunswick street gallery the other week – samurai beasts! Mad.
Check out the rest of the images on Kaitlin Becketts website.
Anthony Lister @ Ironlak
Lister hit Melbourne recently for his solo show, and Ironlak posted up a bunch of pics of one of the walls he did while he was here.
25 Years of RDC @ SDM Crew
We love all the pics that are being posted up from the RDC show, we caught it last Friday and it was grand.
Head over to the SDM website for more pics from the show.
End2End @ Crush City
Crush City in Brissy have been running their End2End competition, and so much great shit has been coming out from it.
"We dropped 20 of Brissy’s most active writers names into a hat, drew one out and armed them with 4 colours to display their style in it’s simplest form. No effects and no fancy business.. We let them start it off then pass it on to the next writer…
The rules are:
• Writers may only use BLACK, CHROME, WHITE & ONE OTHER COLOUR
• Writers must nominate the next artist and make sure they rock up to contest… Punishable by methods we cannot disclose publically.
• Writers must keep it fresh!
Check out Crush Citys End2End blog for a crapload more pics.
Space Invaders @ Artygraffarti
Click here for more images.
Dvate and Something 4 Nothing @ SDM
Check out more images here on the SDM website.
That’s all the wrapup for this week, if you have pics from shows, events or just cool stuff you’ve done, send them through to us!
This Thursday, Prahrans Rival Revolution Studios and Invurt will be hosting an intimate live art showcase of some of their resident artists, DJs and friends.
With tunes streaming live and globally on the night via Onlineclubber.com and with art up on the walls and being produced on the fly for the evening, Phoenix, ExRobot, Mishke and Fletcher Andersen will be drawing and up a visual supper, backed by resident studio DJs Edburg and Craig James.
Combined with the wonderful hospitality of Piccolo Espresso, and with cheap drinks on the evening, head down to Prahran this Thursday night to say hello, have a chat to a bunch of the studio and Invurt crew, and check out the artists and DJs as they do their thing – see you there!
Who: ExRobot, Phoenix, Mishke, Fletcher Andersen and DJs Edburg and Craig James.
What: Rival Revolution Road Show
Where: Piccolo Espresso, 149 High Street, Prahran.
When: This free event starts at 7pm Thursday, 25th August, 2011
For the past few weeks we’ve been helping out the guys from Online Clubber with putting on their Australian launch event at Brown Alley next weekend. Boards are being made, DJs being prep’d, meetings had … its been fun thus far! Lots of DJs from across the ditch on the bill as well – choice!
Artists doing work on the night will be Heesco, Pierre Lloga, Benjamin Tolmie, Fletcher Andersen and ExRobot – a pretty good cross section of styles should lead to some cool work!
“With 15 DJ’s, seven of which fly in from New Zealand, urban and street art installations, live art performances, never to be seen again decor and room themes, visual projections, interactive art, roving performers, sound scapes and more the OnlineClubber.com launch party and micro festival is set to be a standout event in Melbourne’s hectic underground music scene.
Expanding out of Auckland NZ, Online Clubber is poised to deliver some of Australia’s and the world’s best electronic music acts live to bedrooms, lounge rooms and backyards across the world.
With a HUGE line up over two rooms showcasing the typical genre’s heard through onlineclubber, there will be something for everyone.”
Beats, beer and art – come down, say hi, and help us avail ourselves of all of the above.
Who: Artists include Heesco, Pierre Lloga, ExRobot, Benjamin Tolmie,
Fletcher Andersen, circus performers, contortionists, VJs, a crapload of DJs including nats, yarma, roladee, dj remedy, men imitating machines, ben calway, turbo groove machine, r-dub, craig james, dj specs, dj t2xtual, dj swift matt, animator mc and a live performance from Spoonbill.
What: Online Clubber Australian Launch party
Where: Brown Alley, corner of King and Lonsdale st, Melbourne, VIC
When: Event will be held Friday 2rd June, around 10pm, and runs til late.